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2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Environmental Engineering, B.S.


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Department Chair:

Dr. Ossama “Sam” Salem, 151 Link Hall, 315-443-2311, omsalem@syr.edu

Program Director:

Dr. Cliff I. Davidson, 151 Link Hall, 315-443-2311, davidson@syr.edu

Environmental Engineering Faculty


Riyad S. Aboutaha, Shobha K. Bhatia, David G. Chandler, Ruth Chen, Laura E. Condon, Andria Costello Staniec, Joan V. Dannenhoffer, Cliff I. Davidson, Charles T. Driscoll Jr., Chris E. Johnson, Christa Kelleher, Eric M. Lui, Sinead Mac Namara, Dawit Negussey, Ossama “Sam” Salem, Baris Salman, Laura J Steinberg, Svetoslava Todorova, Teng Zeng

The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to promote learning and the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering through integration of teaching, scholarship, and service.

The goal of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to prepare students for engineering practice, advanced study, and lifelong learning in civil and environmental engineering. Graduates are expected to be proficient in the fundamentals of sustainable engineering analysis and design and understand the importance and methods of effective communication. Students are encouraged to use the extensive international network and educational resources of Syracuse University and the Syracuse community to broaden and enhance the quality of their university education.

The educational objectives of the environmental engineering program are to produce graduates who:

  • can apply technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to advance their careers and serve the community;
  • are prepared for engineering practice and advanced studies in environmental engineering;
  • will engage in life-long learning to keep themselves abreast of new developments in their fields of practice or study; and
  • are capable of effective written and oral communications.

Our student outcomes are in line with those identified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. At the time of their graduation, our students should have acquired:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints

(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Environmental Engineering Description

The B.S. degree program in environmental engineering emphasizes the application of engineering and science principles to the preservation and management of the environment. It provides a strong background in the basic and engineering sciences and a variety of courses in several environmental areas, including water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, air pollution control, transport and fate of pollutants, and environmental chemistry and microbiology. The program allows students to pursue a series of elective courses suited to individual interests and goals, as well as to obtain minors in a variety of subject areas. Double-majors with geography, economics, political science and policy studies are possible without any additional coursework.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Adjustments in the program can be made to accommodate transfer students from accredited two- and four-year institutions so they may develop their programs of study as soon as possible after admission.

Environmental Engineering Curriculum


Total 17


Total 18


Total 16/17


Total 16/17


Total 17


Total 16


Fourth Year, Fall Semester


Select one of the following courses (3/4) or Technical Elective (3)**


Total 15/16


Fourth Year, Spring Semester


Select one of the following courses (3/4) or Technical Elective (3)**


Total 13/14


Total Credits Required 129/130


*Only one (EAR 203  or EAR 110 ) is required, the other must be SS/HUM Elective

**Only one (CHE 346 , CIE 326 , ECS 222 , ELE 231  or MAE 251 ) is required, the other must be Technical Elective

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